Contractor Responds to Hail & Wind Roof Damage in Salina, KS After September 17, 2022 Storm Pounds Buildings

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Sep 18, 2022

Salina, KS, and surrounding cities and towns took a beating Saturday, Sept. 17th, as high winds and hailstones left commercial buildings in need of emergency roof repair. RestoreMasters dispatched field crews and property owners can contact the roof repair office in Wichita, Kansas, for commercial roof inspection services.

“Damaging severe thunderstorms Saturday evening dropped heavy rain and large hail, along with wind clocked at 78 miles hour in the Salina area. Street flooding, downed power lines, and debris on roads prompted Saline County Emergency Management to initially discourage travel,” KSAL reported. “At 8:39 PM a wind gust was clocked at 78 mph at the Salina Regional Airports as storms were moving through, and nearly an inch of rain fell within an hour. At 9:45 Evergy was reporting over 6,400 customers in Salina without power. Crews were working to restore power.”

Significant rainfall after high wind and hail roof damage occurs typically impacts rafters and load-bearing infrastructure. Moisture in attics, soffits, and behind walls allows hazardous mold to flourish. Commercial property owners in Saline and neighboring counties are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection to prevent otherwise avoidable remediation.

A local high wind and hailstorm damage map shows a convergence of storms on Salina. The yellow storm fronts point to hail up to 1.25 inches covering the region. The orange sections over Trenton, New Cambria, and I-70 point to ice up to 1.75 inches pounding roofs. The light gray areas indicate high winds, and the dark gray demonstrates hurricane-force gusts left a wake of destruction around Salina Regional Airport.

Hail and Wind Damage Map - Salina, KS, Hail and Wind 9/17/2022

Images of storm forming posted to social media:

The National Weather Service high wind and hail damage map for Saturday, Sept. 17th, shows an intense storm concentration over Central Kansas, as well as Southeast Nebraska, and Iowa. Minnesota saw scattered activity. All told, there were 28 high wind reports and 72 hailstorm incidents in 24 hours. Traditional and social media reports highlight the damage sustained in Salina and surrounding communities.

  • Abilene: Straight line winds reached 65 mph.
  • Beverly: The ground was completely covered by heavy and sustained hail.
  • Brookville: Ice the size of quarters, driven by 60 mph winds, damaged roofs and outbuildings. High winds tore off the exterior of a commercial building. A garage door was smashed and homeowners reported an interior door coming off its hinges.
  • Chapman: The Dickerson County community suffered 70 mph wind gusts that snapped hardwood tree limbs and tore roof shingles.
  • Kanopolis: Ellsworth County experienced high winds and ice the size of quarters blanketing the region.
  • Lincoln: Ping pong ball-sized ice chunks struck windshields and rooftops.
  • Marquette: Half-dollar-sized hail struck commercial and agricultural buildings after dark in McPherson County
  • New Cambria: Hail the size of golf balls pounded commercial and agricultural buildings, prompting the need for a commercial roof inspection.
  • Salina: Hail the size of quarters pelted automobiles and cracked roof shingles. High winds downed utility poles along Schilling Road near Ohio Street.
  • Salina Municipal Airport: Substantial damage occurred as winds reached nearly 80 mph.
  • Tescott: Areas of Ottawa County saw hail the size of golf balls cover communities and businesses for nearly a half-hour.

The importance of a commercial roof inspection cannot be understated after severe weather causes widespread property damage. Roof leaks may not become evident for months as water damage quietly impacts structural supports. RestoreMasters helped West Des Moines and Clive, Iowa, property owners recover from a hailstorm on August 19, 2022.

Tornadoes, hail, and even strong winds can cause severe wind damage to roofing systems. Older roofs are susceptible to severe wind damage, by winds as low as 50 mph. The severity of roof damage depends on several factors including: type and age of roofing materials, presence of flying debris, roof shape and angle, building height and proximity to adjacent structures and the quality of original roof installation.

Following severe weather like this, it's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment to determine whether or not you have roof damage from hail or wind. If roof leaks are a problem, they need to be addressed immediately. Experienced roofing contractors can either cover the affected area (or the entire roof) with a tarp or with a durable shrink wrap plastic membrane until long-term repairs can be made. Preventing water intrusion will help stop mold from growing.
Rather than believing your roof is not damaged, if your property is anywhere in the area of the storm damage map, then you will want to get your roof inspected. Symptoms of storm damage problems do not always show up immediately. And insurance companies can require you to get a claim in before their deadline.
Emergency response crews are available to assist commercial property owners with roof damage, frozen pipe damage, siding and window damage, and turnkey restoration services.
We provide services to clients of all types, with hail or wind damage to tile roofing, such as: hospitals, medical facilities, churches, schools, colleges & universities, museums, condos, hotels, warehouses, resorts, retail properties, historical properties, industrial properties, and residential properties.
If your building recently sustained damage due to wind, hail, falling trees, collapsed roof, or other storm-related issues, give us a call today.
Wind Damage to RoofWe are a disaster restoration contractor providing damage restoration from hail, tornadoes, fire and flood. RestoreMasters responds to disaster emergencies by repairing roofing systems of commercial and residential buildings, starting with temporary solutions using tarp or shrink wrap to prevent leaks, until more permanent solutions are decided upon. We also assist with debris cleanup, water mitigation, burst pipe damage repair, water damage building restoration, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and reconstruction, and many other services to rebuild your damaged property. We also provide fire & smoke damage restoration.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need help fixing storm damage.
Our team, comprised of large loss claims experts works directly with your insurance company to help get your business back into operation again as soon as possible. We are a turnkey restoration contractor providing help with all phases of restoration from emergency cleanup services to complete build back of your property.
RestoreMasters provides a large team of professionals working on your behalf, including: insurance claims experts, large loss attorneys, public adjusters, roofing and building engineers, interior construction experts, and other professionals with a specialty in storm and disaster damage insurance restoration.
Types of roofing systems we repair & replace: TPO roofing, metal roofing, tile roofing, slate roofing, asphalt shingle roofing, EPDM roofing, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing, SBS-modified roofing, PVC roofing.

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